Monday, August 31, 2015

Golden Progress

"The heavenly-harness'd team 
Begins his golden progress in the east."
~ William Shakespeare, King Henry IV

Some mornings, it is all bending light.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Making Peace

"Never, never let the sun go down 
without making peace
Never, never, never!"
~ Pope Francis

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Physics of Vulnerability

"If we are brave enough often enough, 
we will fall; this is the physics of vulnerability."
~ Brené Brown

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hidden in the Heart

"A seed hidden in the heart 
of an apple is an orchard invisible."
~ Welsh Proverb

I feel the disconnect
but have no words
to bridge the chasm.

So I will wait for time
to build what we need.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Free Love

"Free love? 
Is there any other kind of love?"
~ Walt Whitman

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Believe In The Light

“You can overcome whatever is going on around you if you believe in the light that lives within you.” 
~ Justine Edward

Friday, August 7, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Breath of Kindness

"A friend is one to whom one may pour ou
all the contents of one's heart
chaff and grain together, 
knowing that gentle hands 
will take and sift it
keep what's worth keeping, 
and with a breath of kindness
blow the rest away."

This month makes 10 years that I have been watching the sunrise off my back deck and sharing the photographs I capture with you.

It is astonishing that 10 years have past so quickly. Where did the time go? It just evaporated like dew on the front grass.

Reviewing my archive makes me happy and I invite you to do so. I feel so grateful and lucky to be here and have this to share and can write this from my heart. And I am smiling because no two sunrises are alike and life is so good.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

A Gift to the Next Generation

"If I were given the opportunity 
to present a gift to the next generation, 
it would be the ability for each individual 
to learn to laugh at himself." 
~ Charles M. Schulz

When I rush, I make mistakes. I get careless, I miss things. Basically, I reveal my human-ness.

When I blunder, I envision my parents in heaven shaking their heads. I hear my mom scold, "Didn't we tell you to always do your best?"

Yes, Mom, you did. 

Now that I am older, I realize my parents were not telling me that mistakes were bad, they were just trying to teach me that if you do things with care, you are less likely to make mistakes. As usual, they were just trying to make life easier and protect me.

Besides, I agree with Gretchen Rubin who said people "don't notice your mistakes as much as you think." My husband Steven seems to echo this thought. He played bass and sang with a local garage band and said if you're performing live, "When you hit a clam, just keep playing."

Keep going. Don't let mistakes stop you.

So this morning, while photographing the sunrise, I missed a shot and my parents and their lessons on mistakes came to mind. My heart said to the sky, "I don't like to make mistakes, but they do help me to do things better next time."

As I write this, I am looking at the sky's colors. The sunlight on my face sure feels like my mom's laughter. The wind is my Dad's smile.